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Yams are Easy to make for Thanksgiving

Cooked yams
Cooking Method , ,
Difficulty Intermediate
Time
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 20 min Total Time: 35 mins
Servings 8
Ingredients
    Buy long and not very fat yams. Very difficult to cut the fat-large yams. Many different varieties are available. I use different kinds of Yams-white, pink, orange
  • 6 Yams (Long but not thick/fat)
  • 1/4 cups Olive oil
  • 1/4 cups raw sugar (divide in half)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Cut the yams and prepare for cookingCut yams

    Peel th yams and remove the ends. Pu the yams in a bowl of water.   Keeping in water keeps the yams from turning dark. Cut the yams in about 2 inch pieces. 

    Please make sure the yams are in water.

     

  2. Seasoned yams

    Cut these pieces in half-lengthwise. Slice these pieces in to the processor or slice them with a knife-the thickness should be less then 1/4 inch.

  3. How to cook the yamsCooked yams

    Put oil in a large baking pan or a large nonstick skillet. Heay. oil and add all the sl;ces of yams.Keep the skillet at low to medium heat. If you are baking in a pan-turn on the oven at 425 degrees  and cook drained yams  in the oven covered with  foil.

     

    If are using the Skillet, please add the yam pieces when the oil is hot-Make sure to drain them. Cook them covered for about 10 minutes. Gently turn the yams.

    Add half of the sugar and cover and cook at low heat for about10 minutes. Please make sure to keep checking the pand and the skillet to make sure the yams do not burn.

    If you like the crispy texture, please cook them at medium heat,

    It may take a few minutes-depending on the yams.

    Add the rest of the sugar and gently mix it with yams.

    Sprinkle with Cinnamon just before serving. Take out the yams from the oven. If you are cooking in the skillet, please turn off the stove.

    If you prefer a little sweeter, you can pour a teaspoon of Agave Nectar .

    Serving warm is helpful. you can keep these cooked yams for about 3 days in the refrigerator.

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